Texas Tech shirt accuses Oklahoma State of stealing hand sign

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Oklahoma State and Texas Tech use the same hand gesture, and the Red Raiders are still convinced they came up with it first.

Some Texas Tech fans are selling t-shirts claiming once again that Oklahoma State’s “Pistols Firing” hand sign is just a rip-off of “Guns Up.”

The gestures are the same. Fans hold up their thumbs and index fingers to look like a gun. This is a long-standing feud between the fan bases, and one that probably won’t ever go away.

The “Pistols Firing” phrase apparently began in 2001 with broadcaster Dave Hunziker, according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal’s Joshua Hull. That was long after Texas Tech began saying “Guns Up.”

It’s not clear when the hand sign actually began, and many fans identify the gesture with the phrase “Go Pokes” as well. Even if Texas Tech’s hand sign pre-dates Oklahoma State’s, that doesn’t mean the Pistol and sign is somehow illegitimate.

Regardless, whoever wins this week’s matchup will surely be waving their hand sign around a lot after the game. Oklahoma State plays at Texas Tech Saturday night at 7 p.m. CT. The game will be televised on FOX.

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